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Contact Name: Beverley Caleno

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19 Kings Quay Street
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3ER

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Old Bank Studios's Courses

2 Day Beginners and Intermediate Lino Print Course with Helen Maxfield
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2 Day Beginners and Intermediate Lino Print Course with Helen Maxfield
Essex
£140
This two day lino printing course is open to anyone wanting to discover printmaking in this most accessible form. Based at Old Bank Studios in Harwich. Beginners will learn the basics of lino cut and design and complete at least one series of prints. Those with a little more experience will be able to produce a more intricate work, with the possibility of using more than one colour. With two days you will be able to develop at your own pace with plenty of interaction with your tutor Helen. Old...
6 Week Dressmaking Course at Old Bank Studios
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6 Week Dressmaking Course at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£98
Monday morning dressmaking course with Amanda Walker . The course begins with discussing styles, fabrics and the type of garment to make, suitable to your ability. Over the following weeks you will be taken step by step from designing through to the completion of a handmade garment with a professional finish. Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal spaces where students can work in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Located...
Amanda Walker 2 Day Dressmaking Course at Old Bank Studios
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Amanda Walker 2 Day Dressmaking Course at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£110
Amanda’s two day workshop is designed to get you started or take you further in dressmaking. You will be able to complete a garment within the two days; how complicated it is will depend on your level of experience, but it is open to absolute beginners. Equally if you are stuck on a project and need help finishing, you can come along and tap into Amanda’s wealth of experience. What you will need to bring : You will be working in our fully equipped sewing studio complete with high end...
An Introduction to Lino Cut Printing at Old Bank Studios
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An Introduction to Lino Cut Printing at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£69
One day lino cut printing workshop with Helen Maxfield. This Beginners’ Linocut workshop will introduce you to the materials and safe use of tools, before moving on to design and produce your own one colour print. The theme of the day will be winter/Christmas scenes or images, with the idea of turning your print into Christmas cards, however the choice is yours. Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal...
Angenita Hardy-Teekens – Cyanotype Printed Bag at Old Bank Studios
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Angenita Hardy-Teekens – Cyanotype Printed Bag at Old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 12th October 2019
£65
This workshop will enable you to print cyanotype on fabric. The fabric will then be used to embellish a simple cotton bag made by you. We will make prints using negatives, objects and templates in the morning. Our prints can dry over lunch and after lunch we will be putting the bag together Angenita Hardy-Teekens – Cyanotype Printed Bag £65.00 | 12th October - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Spaces available: 6 All Materials Included This workshop will enable you to print cyanotype on fabric. The fabric will then...
Anna Crutchley – Multiple Mould Tassel at Old Bank Studios
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Anna Crutchley – Multiple Mould Tassel at Old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 29th September 2019
£79
Working with a contemporary and rich colour palate of high quality linen yarns and sets of wooden tassel moulds, you will learn the traditional techniques for making an elegant multiple mould tassel, using basic techniques such as how to roll a wooden tassel mould with cord as well as cover a mould vertically with yarn, make a wired cut skirt, and assemble the whole tassel with a 3 or 4 strand suspension cord. You will also learn the fascinating craft of how to spin cords using a special four-hook cord-twisting...
Bav Caleno & Maria Spiller – Beginners and Intermediate Patchwork and Quilting at Old Bank Studios
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Bav Caleno & Maria Spiller – Beginners and Intermediate Patchwork and Quilting at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£60
Come along and make a gorgeous beginners patchwork quilt, patchwork bag or follow your own project; the choice is yours. Click through for details and online booking or get in touch with any queries.
Bev Caleno – Applique Cushion at Old Bank Studios
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Bev Caleno – Applique Cushion at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£55
In this one day workshop Beginner’s will learn how to make a fabulous cushion with added appliqué decoration. The more experienced student will also be able to add piping to their cushion. This is a great course to bring out the interior designer in you. We’ll be working in a small group in our lovely purpose-designed textile studio. What you will need to bring All materials are included Bring the sewing machine you are used to or you can use one of ours by prior arrangement About your Tutor Bev...
Bev Caleno – Easy Peasy Purse at Old Bank Studios
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Bev Caleno – Easy Peasy Purse at Old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 22nd September 2019
£55
Come along for a relaxing, fun day and learn to make this exquisite little purse. You will learn how to line, shape and neatly insert a metal designer zip and have some fun embellishing with a little bit of basic machine embroidery. You can make one of my original designs, Rosie Posie, Floral Hare or make it your own with a huge range of fabrics to choose from. You will be able to take away the pattern and instructions to make more at home, perfect prezzies!!!!! All Abilities Welcome Bring...
Bev Caleno – Textile Art and Machine Embroidery, Flower Landscape at Old Bank Studios
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Bev Caleno – Textile Art and Machine Embroidery, Flower Landscape at Old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 13th October 2019
£59
Start by painting the background on silk with fabric paints then use various painted and coloured fabrics to construct your landscape. Bev will help you through the process concentrating on colour and aerial perspective. Complete the artwork with machine embroidery using a variety of machine stitches with interesting threads. Add close up foliage and seed heads to give an impression of distance. Suitable for all abilities. About your Tutor Bev is joint owner of Old bank Studios along with husband Nigel and runs the separate textile studio which is fully...
Bev Caleno – Textile Art and Machine Embroidery, Seascape at Old Bank Studios
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Bev Caleno – Textile Art and Machine Embroidery, Seascape at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£59
Start by painting a background on to silk, then use various coloured and painted fabrics to construct a seascape. Bev will help you through the process, concentrating on colour and aerial perspective. Complete the artwork with machine embroidery using various threads and stitches and gold leaf in the foreground About your Tutor Bev is joint owner of Old bank Studios along with husband Nigel and runs the separate textile studio which is fully equipped with high end sewing machines. This is what she says: My background is in interior design...
Bev Caleno – Tuffet Making Weekend at Old Bank Studios
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Bev Caleno – Tuffet Making Weekend at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£199
A fantastic weekend which sees you completing a charming footstool in your own choice of fabric. Some quilting and sewing machine experience necessary You will need to bring Face fabric; 64 qty. 2″ x 21″ strips of fabric (these can be cut out of 8 coordinating fat quarters) Avoid directional fabrics. Thread to match Sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter and scissors (available to borrow with prior arrangement) About your Tutor Bev is joint owner of Old bank Studios along with husband Nigel and runs the separate textile studio which...
Bev Caleno – Tyvec Trees, Textile Artwork at Old Bank Studios
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Bev Caleno – Tyvec Trees, Textile Artwork at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£55
Join Bev in the textile studios to discover this unique use of tyvec material. You will start with a little bit of painting and then with felt and bondaweb watch the magic appear. Finish with foiling and a variety of machine embroidery and threads. For beginners and serious stitchers alike. About your Tutor Bev is joint owner of Old bank Studios along with husband Nigel and runs the separate textile studio which is fully equipped with high end sewing machines. This is what she says: My background is in interior...
Cas Holmes – Urban Nature (Reclaiming the Unfinished) Textile Art at Old Bank Studios
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Cas Holmes – Urban Nature (Reclaiming the Unfinished) Textile Art at Old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 16th November 2019
£160
Explore the process of using unfinished textile samples and/or drawing/paintings/photographic/ photocopied image as a resource developing new projects. The stimulus to be found in the landscape from the urban and natural world will be your primary resource as you look at different media and its application for textile and mixed media work. You are welcome and encouraged to develop their own themes, however Cas will have lots of reference and will help you develop your ideas. The course is suitable for artists who enjoy taking time for experimental discovery, guided...
Felt By Bridget – Beginners Wet Felting, Flowers and Bowl at old Bank Studios
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Felt By Bridget – Beginners Wet Felting, Flowers and Bowl at old Bank Studios
Essex
£75
A great introduction into the art of wet felting. Learn how to make fabulous felted flowers and progress onto a decorative 3D structured vessel. Starting with unspun merino wool –in a huge range of colours – you will learn basic wet felting techniques and using little more than hot soapy water and enthusiasm, you will go home with a colourful, unique felt vessel or bowl! No experience necessary, but a little bit of “elbow grease” is needed About the tutor Bridget is a professional feltmaker specialising in handmade felt hats,...
Fenella Miller – Fused Glass Seascape/Landscape at old Bank Studios
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Fenella Miller – Fused Glass Seascape/Landscape at old Bank Studios
Essex
£75
Learn about the beautiful art of glass fusing, the design process and techniques to produce stunning pieces of glass work. You will develop a tall, free standing design from which you will make a layered panel. Fenella will then take your pieces away to be fired; your finished fused artworks will be ready for collection or delivery (extra £3) within a week or two. Your pieces will come back in box along with a polished oak stand on which to mount your panel. Fenella has been working with kiln formed...
Flowers Collage and Paint with Sally Anne Fitter
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Flowers Collage and Paint with Sally Anne Fitter
Essex - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£79
Join this one day flowers, collage and painting art workshop at Old Bank Studios. Following an introduction from Sally Anne about her art and career, she will begin the day with the first part of her demonstration. You will then prepare your canvas for painting and sketch out your design. After a second brief demo you will begin painting using colour, tone and balance to firm up your composition. The afternoon will begin with some instruction on the use of collage which you will add to your piece and you...
Gillian Strange – Make an Evening Bag at Old Bank Studios
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Gillian Strange – Make an Evening Bag at Old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 4th October 2019
£49
Make this gorgeous zipped evening bag in a day. This workshop is suitable for people that have a little bit of sewing machine experience, don’t be scared of those zips! Gillian is a very experienced and been quilting for thirty five years, during which time she has learnt many techniques that’s she is keen to pass on. What you will need to bring Your usual sewing kit A sewing machine (or use one of ours by prior arrangement) Requirements 0.25m bag outer fabric (This should be a long/skinny quarter if...
Helen Wallis – Moulded Silver Clay, Inspired by Nature at Old Bank Studios
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Helen Wallis – Moulded Silver Clay, Inspired by Nature at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£95
Moulds from Nature This workshop is structured to suit students new to working with silver clay as well as offering more experienced students an opportunity to develop new skills. Using a selection of natural objects such as seed heads, fossilised sharks teeth, acorns etc. you will learn how to make successful silicon moulds and use them to create replicas. Following your own designs Helen will take you through all the processes to complete stunning pieces of unique jewellery. About the Tutor I have always had a love of jewellery and...
Jamie Malden – “Colouricious” Art of Block Printing at Old Bank Studios
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Jamie Malden – “Colouricious” Art of Block Printing at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£140
Using Colouricious’ huge range of Indian hand carved wood printing blocks, learn how to print fabric for all your sewing and textile projects. Creatively combine block printing with stencils and gelli printing. Day 1 Fabric Design, Pattern Theory, Double Printing, Masking Day 2 Stencil Art, Block Printing Around and Through Stencils, Creating Backgrounds
Jo Hammond – Willow Weaving, Berry Basket at old Bank Studios
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Jo Hammond – Willow Weaving, Berry Basket at old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 20th October 2019
£79
This neat little basket is ideal for picking nuts and berries, or collecting eggs. Beginning with two hoops, your basket will gradually take shape as you add a decorative willow tie, ribs and then weaving. You’ll learn how to split willow, to shape the ribs, and some simple weaving techniques. An East Anglian native, Jo Hammond grew up in Suffolk and Essex, now living close to the Stour Estuary. Her degree in Fine Art shows itself in her feel for simple rhythmic designs Other qualifications include a City and Guilds...
Keith Morton – Two Day Portrait Course (oil or acrylic) at Old Bank Studios
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Keith Morton – Two Day Portrait Course (oil or acrylic) at Old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 9th November 2019
£150
The aim of this course is to give anyone new to portraiture a good foundation in the principles of creating a likeness, through an understanding of head construction, positioning of features and effective use of colour. You will learn how a good use of tone can bring reality and structure to your work; essential to successful portrait painting. This course is suitable for beginners in portrait painting, but with some drawing ability. If you already paint portraits, you will have plenty to learn from Keith, whether it be, drawing tips,...
Maria Spiller – Quilting Summer School at Old Bank Studios
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Maria Spiller – Quilting Summer School at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£98
Join Maria Spiller and Bev Caleno for a whole weekend of patchwork and quilting. Whether you are a beginner or a more accomplished quilter this is an ideal weekend. Beginners will have a choice of making a cushion or basic quilt, there will also be a choice of making a log cabin or cathedral window cushion. You could even come along to finish off a started project, the choice is yours. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your project and for a list of requirements. About your Tutor...
Melanie Blaikie – More Adventures in Silver Clay at Old Bank Studios
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Melanie Blaikie – More Adventures in Silver Clay at Old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 19th October 2019
£115
If you’ve got the basics of working with clay silver and want to learn more – this is the course for you! In this one day class we’ll discover new forms of clay silver and learn three exciting new techniques for making real silver jewellery. Expect to make three finished pieces that will be ready to wear home – or be hallmarked – by the end of the day. Trace a stylish rose pendant with silver clay in a syringe Create a classic simple, silver band ring – that fits!...
Mixed Media Weekend with Mitzie Green, Old Bank Studios
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Mixed Media Weekend with Mitzie Green, Old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 28th September 2019
£150
Over the two days of this Mixed Media Weekend you will produce two different works using a host of materials and techniques. One day will incorporate the use of paint, ink, crayon, pastel, mediums and pastes, whilst the other will use some of these, but with more of an emphasis on collage. There will be lots of advise on colour use, composition and importantly how to create appealing marks and textures. You can work from Mitzie’s reference material, but you are also welcome to bring your own sketchbooks and photographs....
Needle Felted Pictures with Rosie MacRae
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Needle Felted Pictures with Rosie MacRae
Essex
£49
Join Rosie at Old Bank Studios and learn how to construct a unique 2D picture from Marino wool. Using the needle felting method you will be able to produce a beautiful scene to your own design, “painting” with a huge range of coloured wool, under the patient guidance of Rosie. During many years in textiles and visiting numerous exhibitions, events and craft shows, I have never come across a felt artist as talented Rosie and we are lucky enough to have her right on our doorstep, another example of the...
Needle Felting Cats and Dogs with Rosie MacRae at Old Bank Studios
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Needle Felting Cats and Dogs with Rosie MacRae at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£49
One day needle felting workshop in Harwich - suitable for beginners, absolutely no experience necessary. Join Rosie and learn how to sculpt your favourite pooch or any other animal from Marino wool Using the needle felting method you will be able to produce a beautiful, soft animal figure, under the patient guidance of Rosie. She will teach you how to make a flexible frame and then gradually build up layers of wool to sculpt your figure before attaching the arms and legs. During many years in textiles and visiting numerous...
Rosie MacRae – Needle Felted Pictures at Old Bank Studios
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Rosie MacRae – Needle Felted Pictures at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£49
This workshop is especially suitable for beginners; absolutely no experience necessary. Join Rosie and learn how to construct a unique 2D picture from Marino wool. Using the needle felting method you will be able to produce a beautiful scene to your own design, “painting” with a huge range of coloured wool, under the patient guidance of Rosie. During many years in textiles and visiting numerous exhibitions, events and craft shows, I have never come across a felt artist as talented Rosie and we are lucky enough to have her right...
Self Portrait workshop, Van Gogh Style with Trevor Osborne
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Self Portrait workshop, Van Gogh Style with Trevor Osborne
Essex - Next course on 12th October 2019
£79
Learn to paint portraits in the style of Van Gogh on this one day art workshop. Van Gogh produced many self portraits in the course of his life. They represent the artist’s ongoing fascination with who he was but also his exploration of how light falls on flesh and the beautiful, complexity of colour produced. Add to this his characteristic, expressive, brushwork and for the artist it becomes a great, fun, challenge. On the course you will learn how he set up to paint his portraits; how he drew them...
Sue Thomas – An Introduction to Silk Painting and Dyeing at Old Bank Studios
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Sue Thomas – An Introduction to Silk Painting and Dyeing at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£59
This day will provide the opportunity to explore a few basic techniques that can be used with gorgeous coloured dyes on silk. It will be in 2 parts . . Using ‘Gutta’ on Silk and Microwave Dyeing to produce your unique designed silk scarf length. Microwave dyeing has an alchemy that combines steam fix dyes and silk to produce a bit of magic. We will use ‘Shibori’ style folding to experiment with ways of folding, tying, splashing and dipping your silk – each piece is totally unique. ‘Gutta’ is a...
Sue Thomas – Waxing lyrical with an Introduction to Batik at old Bank Studios
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Sue Thomas – Waxing lyrical with an Introduction to Batik at old Bank Studios
Essex - Next course on 27th October 2019
£59
Batik is a way of creating gorgeous designs on fabric – paper, cotton, silk – using wax as a resist. Selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed or painted. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original colour. We will use a contemporary form batik / faux batik, which owes much to the past, but is markedly different from the more traditional and formal styles. Working on both silk and cotton...
Trevor Osborne – Hare Sculpture in Air Drying Clay at Old Bank Studios
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Trevor Osborne – Hare Sculpture in Air Drying Clay at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£79
With Trevor’s experience and guidance you will work using modern, air drying clay which is impregnated with nylon fibre, giving a strong stable finish. You will explore the use of a simple armature (the internal support for your sculpture) and a range of techniques for building and finishing in clay. Finally you will learn about acrylic finishes that can be used to give a bronze finish. The full process will give you the skills of realising a three dimensional form using photography for reference. You will need to wear old...
Upcycled Mosaic Panel at Old Bank Studios (2 days)
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Upcycled Mosaic Panel at Old Bank Studios (2 days)
Essex - Next course on 21st September 2019
£199
Two day mosaic course with Anne Schwegmann-Fielding. Create your own panel using ceramic and glass tesserae along with a variety of recycled materials. Learn all the techniques needed to complete your own project under the guidance of experienced Mosaic Artist Anne Schwegmann-Fielding. Mosaic is a wonderfully versatile medium. Using a range of colours and materials, you can transform simple designs into beautiful mosaics which will last forever! The workshop enables you to explore techniques and materials whilst making an individual piece of work. We will be working mainly with the...
Vibrant Acrylics, Wildlife and Birds with Brin Edwards at Old Bank Studios
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Vibrant Acrylics, Wildlife and Birds with Brin Edwards at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£69
With the highly talented Brin Edwards explore ways of depicting  birds and other wildlife in a vibrant lively manner, building up your picture with areas of bold flat colour, giving the impression of the subject without fussing over fine detail. Using Acrylics will enable you to overlap colours and work quickly, also 'mistakes' can be easily rectified, which will help to build your confidence! This promises to be an exciting and rewarding day, at the end of which you will leave with some finished work to be truly proud of....
Willow Weaving - Sitting Hare Garden Sculpture at Old Bank Studios
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Willow Weaving - Sitting Hare Garden Sculpture at Old Bank Studios
Essex
£79
This is a great opportunity to work with one of East Anglia’s best willow workers - Jo Hammond. On this full day course, which will take place within our walled garden (weather permitting, otherwise in our spacious studio) Jo will introduce to willow sculpture and the use of freeweave. You will learn how to create a framework, how to cover and shape the frame with freeweave, and how to build the head, legs and ears to finish your piece. You will complete a life size (or larger) hare sculpture which...